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decomP (ISSN: 1947-0436) is a monthly online literary magazine that was founded in 2004. Formerly known as Decomposition Magazine, decomP publishes prose, poetry, art, and solicited book reviews. You can reach the editors via e-mail at


Editor-in-Chief Jason Jordan is in the Ph.D. program for Creative Writing at Ohio University. Recently, he signed a multi-book deal with Keyhole Press, and his debut with the press is a chapbook entitled Pestilence (2013). His other books are The Dying Horse (Main Street Rag, 2012), Cloud and Other Stories (Six Gallery Press, 2010) and Powering the Devil’s Circus: Redux (Six Gallery Press, 2010). Additionally, he reads fiction for the New Ohio Review. Visit him at his blog.

Art Editor Jason Behrends runs the arts and culture site What to Wear During an Orange Alert, which is home to Orange Alert Press and the Orange Alert Podcast. He is also the editor of the Chicago music site The Deli Chicago and curates music for the lit site This Zine Will Change Your Life. When not consuming virtual culture he is the father of four and an Associate Vice President at a local non-profit.

Prose Editor Margaret Patton Chapman has an MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago and teaches creative writing at Indiana University South Bend. Her work has been featured in The Collagist, > kill author, and DIAGRAM, among others. She maintains collaborative projects, sound experiments, and additional writing at her Web site

Assistant Prose Editor Kawika Guillermo is currently finishing his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington, where he also teaches literature and writing. His fiction has been featured in journals like SmokeLong Quarterly, Annalemma, and The Monarch Review. He blogs at

Poetry Editor Jac Jemc lives in Chicago. Her first novel, My Only Wife, was released by Dzanc Books in 2012, and her chapbook of stories, These Strangers She’d Invited In, was released by Greying Ghost Press. She is also a Web editor at Hobart and blogs her rejections at

Assistant Poetry Editor Christopher Citro lives in Syracuse, New York, and his poetry appears or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, Third Coast, Salamander, Cream City Review, Southeast Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He has broadsides available from Architrave Press, Broadsided, and Thrush Press. He received his MFA in poetry from Indiana University in 2013. He Web sites and blogs.

Staff Book Reviewer Spencer Dew is the author of the novel Here Is How It Happens (Ampersand Books, 2013), the short story collection Songs of Insurgency (Vagabond Press, 2008), the chapbook Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Another New Calligraphy, 2010), and the critical study Learning for Revolution: The Work of Kathy Acker (San Diego State University Press, 2011). His Web site is

Former Staff

Brad Green, Jessica Maybury, Nick Ostdick, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Mike Smith, Jared Ward